35th ANNUAL VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

8:00 AM Common injuries & how to get authorization for treatment: Chiropractic (0.5 hours)
Wayne Whalen, D.C.
8:30 AM Common injuries & how to get authorization for treatment: Internal Medicine (0.5 hours)
Jeff Hirsch, M.D.
9:00 AM Common injuries & how to get authorization for treatment: Neurology (0.5 hours)
Ronald Schilling, M.D.
9:30 AM Q&A (0.5 hours)
10:15 AM Common injuries & how to get authorization for treatment: Orthopedic Surgery (0.5 hours)
Khalid Ahmed, M.D.
10:45 AM Common injuries & how to get authorization for treatment: Pain Management (0.5 hours)
Brendan Morley, M.D.
11:15 AM Common injuries & how to get authorization for treatment: Psychiatry/Psychology (0.5 hours)
Gennady Musher, M.D., Ph.D
11:45 AM Q&A (0.5 hours)
12:15 PM LUNCH
1:00 PM Labor attorney hottest topics for your practice
Richard Frey, Esq.
2:00 PM Administrative attorney hottest topics for your practice
Nick Roxborough, Esq.
3:00 PM ADJOURN
8:00 AM How to get to AME status report (1.0 hour)
JJ Abitbol, M.D.; Joseph Capurro, Esq,; Rick Skala, D.C.
8:45 AM Q&A
9:00 AM When is it time to get an additional QME/AME from another specialty (1.0 hour)
Steve Feinberg, M.D., Peter Mandell, M.D., Joachim Reimann, Ph.D.
9:45 AM Q&A
10:15 AM What is the current state and the future of implanted devices for pain (1.0 hour)
Moderator: Jacob Rosenberg, M.D.; Rostam Khoshsar, M.D.
11:00 AM Q&A
11:15 AM IMR & UR Update (1.0 hour)
Sana Khan. M.D., Ph.D.
12:00 PM Q&A
12:15 PM LUNCH AND SPECIAL GUEST
1:00 PM Criminal/Healthcare attorney hottest topics for your practice
Dmitry Gurovich, Esq.
2:00 PM Workers’ compensation attorney hottest topics for your practice
Chuck Rondeau, Esq.
3:00 PM ADJOURN
8:00 AM SIBTF formally SIF (1.0 hour)
Barry Hinden, Esq., JD 1974; Joshua Kirz, Ph.D.; Leon Kleyman, Esq., JD
8:45 AM Q&A
9:00 AM Case Law Update: What does a Doctor need to know (1.0 hour)
Muaath Ali, Esq.; Joseph Capurro, Esq.
9:45 AM Q&A
10:15 AM What is the current status re: Opioids (1.0 hour)
William Brose, M.D.; Anna Lembke, M.D.; Annu Navani, M.D.
11:00 AM Q&A
11:15 AM The WCAB Commissioners: An Update (1.0 hour)
Katherine Zalewski WCAB Commissioner & Chairwoman
Anne Schmitz WCAB Secretary and Deputy Commissioner
12:00 PM Q&A
12:15 PM Bill Zachry Keynote Speaker: Return to Work: Barriers and Solutions
1:00 PM Sacramento, the Legislature, and our livelihoods
Moderator: Dean Florez, Senator, Ret.
Assemblymember Rudy Salas, Chair, Joint Audit Committee
Senator Susan Rubio, Chair, State Insurance Committee
Assemblymember Ash Kalra, Chair, Assembly Labor Committee
Assemblymember Robert Rivas, Assembly Rules Committee
2:00 PM SPECIAL GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT (2:00-2:15 PST)
State Insurance Commissioner, Ricardo Lara
Dean Florez, Senator, Ret. Q&A
Power and politics: The fight for physicians & treaters
Dean Florez, Senator, Ret.
State Auditor, Elaine M. Howle
3:00 PM ADJOURN
8:00 AM Traumatic Brain Injury (1.0 hour)
Maureen Miner, M.D.; Claude Munday, Ph.D.
8:45 AM Q&A
9:00 AM Substantial Medical Evidence, Causation & Apportionment (1.0 hour)
Judge Colleen Casey, Judge Robert Rassp, Ray Correio, Esq.
9:45 AM Q&A
10:15 AM How to achieve the most accurate impairment rating: Adding vs. Combining (1.0 hour)
Ed Cremata, D.C., FNP-C; Michael Georgariou II, Esq.; Judge Robert Rassp
11:00 AM Q&A
11:15 AM Panel: How do you rate the patient with chronic pain and symptom magnification (1.0 hour)
Chris Brigham, M.D.; Rachel Feinberg, DPT; Steven Feinberg, M.D.; Joshua Kirz, Ph.D.
12:15 PM LUNCH
1:00 PM Billing and collections for the treater
Susanne Honor-Vangerov, Esq.
2:00 PM Billing and collections for the QME
Susanne Honor-Vangerov, Esq.
3:00 PM ADJOURN

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